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Gerde Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Gerdes or a habitational name from a place near Hanover named Gerden.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Garde, Gjerde, Gere, Zerbe, Gerwe, Berge, Eide, Goede, Heide, Herd

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Where is the Gerde family from?

You can see how Gerde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gerde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gerde families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Gerde families living in Ohio. This was about 54% of all the recorded Gerde's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gerde families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gerde surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gerde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gerde. 44% of Gerde men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Gerde women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gerde were Fisherman and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farming
    14%
  • Fisherman
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Secretary
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gerde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerde census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 403 immigration records available for the last name Gerde. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 393 military records available for the last name Gerde. For the veterans among your Gerde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gerde lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gerde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gerde in 1953 was 78, and 84 in 2004.

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